Big news… the building where Doctor Sax Woodwinds is located is slated for demolition. As a result, I am moving. Effective now, I have temporarily stopped taking on repairs. I am packing up my tools and supplies, so I am not currently set up to do repairs. I am having a moving sale this week […]
Rubber, Ebonite, Resin, Plastic….all these terms are general terms without a specific chemical formula. Wikipedia defines EBONITE: “Ebonite is a brand name for very hard rubber first obtained by Charles Goodyear by vulcanizing natural rubber for prolonged periods. For vulcanizing natural rubber he received a patent on June 15, 1844. Besides natural rubber, Ebonite contains about 25–80% sulfur and linseed oil Its name […]
First off….the formatting on the text here is terrible. I apologize. Don’t have the time to fix it. I get a fair number of inquiries from bari sax and tenor sax players with bad backs and bad necks looking for a stand they can use while playing. There are some tall tenor sax floor stands […]
Now at $1499. Yanagisawa Soprano Saxophone
This Varitone pickup was factory installed in a later model Buescher 400 Tenor neck. This was after Selmer USA had bought out Buescher. The original owner purchased two necks for the horn, both underslung, one with the Varitone pickup.
1930’s Martin Imperial Alto Sax neck. Most modern necks have a tenon with a larger Outside Diameter (O.D.)
Otto Link “Tone Master” NYC Alto Sax Mouthpiece – 1940’s
I always assumed that “Mypads” pads were cheap pads. I accidentally tore one when removing it and it turns out they have a foil lining under the leather. Not sure of the purpose and whether it is a good or bad thing.
All right, it is probably a Semi-Rationnel, aka Model 120, but let’s just call it a Rationale. LeBlanc Rationale Tenor Sax Lovely horn, very few of them around, especially in this condition.